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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Understanding stars: How tornado-shaped flow in a dynamo strengthens the magnetic field
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The massive, churning core of conducting liquids in stars and some planets creates a dynamo that […]

New blackbody force depends on spacetime geometry and topology
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—In 2013, a group of physicists from Austria proposed the existence of a new and […]

High voltage for tomorrow's particle accelerator
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

On behalf of CERN, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a high-tech device for the production […]

Astronomers use bubbles to look for WIMPs
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

Invisible, imperceptible and yet far more common than ordinary matter, dark matter makes up an […]